Condors entertain rowdy crowd with wild 6-4 victory

ONTARIO, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (20-20-1-3, 42pts) rolled over the Ontario Reign (29-12-2-3, 63pts) 6-4 Saturday night in front of a raucous 6,728 fans at Rabobank Arena Saturday night. Bakersfield sweeps the home-and-home series with the Western Conference leading Reign, and are 4-0-1-0 in their last five against their rivals from the Inland Empire.

1st Period

  • CONDORS goal: LW Chris Collins finished off a 2-on-1 with C Matt Thurber with his 9th of the season (Thurber, Bowman assist) at 6:44; BAK leads 1-0
  • Ontario goal: LW Everett Sheen wrist shot from the left point at 8:09; tied 1-1
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | ONT – 6

2nd Period

  • Ontario goal: F Matt White wrist shot from the left circle off the rush at :47; Reign lead, 2-1
  • CONDORS goal: D Collin Bowman (3rd) shot from the right point found its way through traffic (Cunningham assist) at 4:28; tied 2-2
  • FIGHT: Condors F Andrew Carroll vs. ONT F Brett Lyon at 4:37.
  • CONDORS goal: C Chase Schaber (8th) wrist shot from the bottom of the right circle (Knackstedt, Thurber assist) at 16:05 (pp); BAK leads, 3-2
  • CONDORS goal: F Nicholas Tremblay chipped in a rebound off the right post (Bennett, Thurber assist) at 11:57; BAK leads, 4-2
  • Shots: BAK – 15 | ONT – 4
3rd Period
  • CONDORS goal: C Gary Steffes knocked in a loose puck in the crease just 39 seconds into the third period (Carroll, Bennett assist) 8:31; BAK leads, 5-2
  • Ontario goal: White scores his second of the night at 2:34 (sh); BAK leads, 5-3
  • Fight: Carroll vs. ONT F Maxim Kitsyn at 15:35  
  • CONDORS goal: F Matt Thurber (7th) into the empty net from his own zone off a takeaway at 18:05; BAK leads, 6-3
  • Ontario goal: D Jake Newton notched his 12th of the season at 18:20; BAK leads, 6-4
  • Shots: BAK – 6 | ONT – 9

W: Brossoit (13-4-1-0; 19/15)
L: Olkinuora (4-6-1-0; 33/28)

Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Thurber (BAK) 2. Bowman (BAK) 3. Steffes (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 34 | ONT -19
  • Power plays: BAK – 1/6 | ONT – 0/2
  • The crowd of 6,728 was the second largest of the season for the Condors
  • F Chris Collins (1g-4a) extended his point streak to four games.
  • C Matt Thurber recorded the third four-point game for the Condors this season (1g-3a)
  • Thurber also marked a Condors season high with 10 shots on goal
  • D Collin Bowman extended his point streak to four games (1g-6a) and has back-to-back multiple point games
  • Scratches: Pageau, Gawryletz, Hopfner, Watson, Broda


Monday, Feb. 17 vs. Alaska Aces 
  • The Condors host the Aces for a Presidents Day Matinee Game starting at 1 p.m.
  • Everyone with the same last name as a U.S. president can get in for just $1
  • High school and college students can get $1 tickets by presenting their student ID at the box office
  • Sponsored by KERN 1180 AM

Tune In:

  • All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (, through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
  • “Condors Unleashed” video webcast airs Wednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m. on
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show, live Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.
  • The Condors travel to Las Vegas (2 p.m.) on Sunday, Feb. 9.

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